Edina tops Eden Prairie 3-2 in OT to win Class 2A title

March 09, 2019 11:06 PM

Edina senior Peter Colby scored the game-winning goal at the 2:31 mark of overtime to lift the Hornets past Eden Prairie 3-2 in the Class 2A state championship game Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.

It was the second goal of the game for the forward, who scored with 11:17 to play in the third period to put his team up 2-1.

"It really hasn't hit me yet," he said afterward. "To be honest, I don't even remember all of the (game-winning) goal. I remember moments of it. 

"I'm sure it's going to be something I'll never forget."

The Eagles controlled the momentum much of the game, outshooting Edina, but holding only a 1-0 lead.

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Then the Hornets broke through for two goals in 22 seconds, starting with one from senior Kevin Delaney.

"The first two periods, we were flat," Edina coach Curt Giles said. "We didn't have a lot of get-up-and-go. We sat back a little and let Eden Prairie take it to us. We had to depend on our goaltender to keep us in the game."

That goalkeeper - sophomore Louden Hogg - certainly did, finishing with 31 saves (and a bloody nose suffered during the postgame celebration). 

But Eden Prairie tied the score 2-2 with a goal from Clayton Shultz with 7:17 to play in regulation. It was Shultz's second goal of the season - both of them coming in the state tournament.

"The puck just came to me and I buried it," Shultz said.

Edina had a couple of chances to win the game at the end of regulation, including a final swipe by Colby in the Eagles' crease as time expired in regulation.

In overtime, however, he would not be denied.

"We got in the locker room after the second period and we talked about not letting it slip away," Colby said. "We came together as seniors, and as a whole team really, and got back after it."

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